'''Appalachian State University'''
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(also referred to as '''Appalachian''', '''App State''', '''App''', '''ASU''') is a comprehensive (Masters college|Master's L
[[http://www1.appstate.edu/dept/irp/FB/06-07/GI/G1UniversityProfile.pdf Profile of the University]., 2007. Retrieved on 2007-12-23.] public education|public
university located in Boone, North Carolina
, United States.
Appalachian State was founded as a teacher's college in 1899 by brothers B.B. and D.D. Dougherty. It expanded to include other programs in 1967, and joined the University of North Carolina
system in 1971. It is the sixth largest institution in the system with about 18,000 undergraduate and 2,000...